Question for those who take Questran

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   Posted 6/4/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor said to mix it with a small glass of water and then eat oatmeal. HOWEVER, It tastes nasty and I was wondering if it would be alright if I mixed it into a smoothie in the mornings instead of water.  Im following the Weight Watchers "diet"and my typical breakfast is a smoothie and oatmeal. I see no harm in mixing it into a smoothie, but you never know. I was supposed to have an appointment with him today, but it got canceled...suprise suprise. Anyone do this? Or does anyone see a reason not to do it? No need for the "ask your doctor first" comments, I'm not an idiot, I know that already =P Just wanting some imput.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
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   Posted 6/4/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't take Questran regularly anymore. I don't like the side effects it gives me, bloating, gas, cramping.... But, when I was taking it on a regular basis, I mixed it with applesauce. I seem to remember a post recently where someone said they mixed it with their oatmeal, so maybe that is an option. I can't see that "how" you get it in you is an issue, if you are taking it all at the same time. If your doctor told you you had to space it out, then maybe I could see an issue. The only real instructions I was given were to take it at least two hours after other medications and not to take other medications within 4 hours of taking it. That is another hard part of Questran. I always ended up taking it at about mid afternoon.

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   Posted 6/4/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I take it daily (my life saver), and mix it with gatorade, or punch flavored Koolaid. I can't imagine trying to drink it alone with water! Yuck!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06, and Health Anxiety/OCD 12/08 Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL, and Lexapro.

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